Inspired by Stone provides a portal of natural stone awareness including stories with geological references, physical property and application qualities, and even color trends that aid in the proper selection of natural stone materials to satisfy specific design ideals. Explore innovative and creative examples that further illustrate the remarkable flexibility in design and installation possible with natural stone.

Inspired by Stone provides a portal of natural stone awareness including stories with geological references, physical property and application qualities, and even color trends that aid in the proper selection of natural stone materials to satisfy specific design ideals. Explore innovative and creative examples that further illustrate the remarkable flexibility in design and installation possible with natural stone.

Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

Natural stone is going big. Homeowners are asking for stone to be used on vertical surfaces indoors, especially slabs among high-end design projects, to make a bold design statement. New natural stone options are making it easier for homeowners to get creative.

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Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

If color forecasters are to be believed, 2017 will be the year of greenery, deep purple (called Shadow), and taupe (Poised Taupe, to be exact), according to Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams, respectively. Considering each of these hues are nowhere near one another on the color wheel, is it any surprise homeowners are wondering how to incorporate them into their designs? Might this year’s colors impact how homeowners and businesses choose natural stone designs?

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Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

In the 18th and 19th century, homes were built from what was available nearby. In many parts of the country, the most easily accessible material was natural stone. Because of the durability of this material that comes straight from the earth, many of the stone farmhouses from that era still exist. Some remain part of fully functioning farms, while others have been converted for new purposes.

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Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) search for a new home came to a close in 2013 when they moved into a distinctive, postmodern building on the Johns Hopkins Campus in Rockville, Maryland. The building features a handsome front facade partially clad in Kodiak Brown granite. Twin 7-story towers connected by a hyphen-like glass lobby frame the resulting design.

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How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

Ever thought of creating a stone garden or adding natural stone to your landscape? There’s nothing more complementary to the foliage, vegetation, and blooms of a garden than natural stone.

read more
Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

Natural Stone Is Going Big and Bold in Interiors

Natural stone is going big. Homeowners are asking for stone to be used on vertical surfaces indoors, especially slabs among high-end design projects, to make a bold design statement. New natural stone options are making it easier for homeowners to get creative.

read more
Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

Natural Stone and 2017 Color Trends

If color forecasters are to be believed, 2017 will be the year of greenery, deep purple (called Shadow), and taupe (Poised Taupe, to be exact), according to Pantone, Benjamin Moore, and Sherwin Williams, respectively. Considering each of these hues are nowhere near one another on the color wheel, is it any surprise homeowners are wondering how to incorporate them into their designs? Might this year’s colors impact how homeowners and businesses choose natural stone designs?

read more
Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

Building Off the Land: A Look at Historic Natural Stone Farmhouses

In the 18th and 19th century, homes were built from what was available nearby. In many parts of the country, the most easily accessible material was natural stone. Because of the durability of this material that comes straight from the earth, many of the stone farmhouses from that era still exist. Some remain part of fully functioning farms, while others have been converted for new purposes.

read more
Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

Research for Healing at the National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) search for a new home came to a close in 2013 when they moved into a distinctive, postmodern building on the Johns Hopkins Campus in Rockville, Maryland. The building features a handsome front facade partially clad in Kodiak Brown granite. Twin 7-story towers connected by a hyphen-like glass lobby frame the resulting design.

read more
How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

How Does Your Stone Garden Grow?

Ever thought of creating a stone garden or adding natural stone to your landscape? There’s nothing more complementary to the foliage, vegetation, and blooms of a garden than natural stone.

read more